Chisapani Nagarkot Trek - 7 Days

Easy, Short & Popular Hiking
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  • 1 PAX US$150
  • 2 PAX US$145
  • 3 PAX US$140
  • 4 PAX US$135
  • 5-10 PAX US$130
  • 11-20 PAX US$125
Price Per Person US$ 125 All included Services

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  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar.
  • Nagarkot, a hill station located at an elevation of 2,175 meters, renowned for its stunning sunrise and sunset views.
  • Witness the golden rays of the sun painting the snow-capped peaks with a mesmerizing glow, creating a truly magical experience.
  • Opportunity to interact with the locals, experience their unique culture, and witness their traditional way of life.
  • Enjoy delicious Nepalese cuisine, including staple dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and various local delicacies.
  • Encounter various bird species, butterflies, and even some wildlife like deer and monkeys.
  • Hike to Shivapuri – Nagarjun National Park.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Overview

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is an easy, short, and popular trail located around the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Also known as Nagarkot Trekking or Kathmandu Rim Valley Trek, it offers breathtaking views of the Langtang range, Everest, Dorjelakpa, and Gaurishankar. This trek is designed to provide a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of nature, rural Nepal, and mountain vistas. Being away from the city, you will truly enjoy the bounties of nature. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek showcases spectacular mountain scenery alongside the charming village lifestyles and cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. Interacting with the local people adds another dimension to your experience, offering insights into their way of life.

One of the most captivating moments of the trek is witnessing the early sunrise views at Nagarkot. The sight is truly mesmerizing and leaves you in awe. Additionally, a visit to the world heritage sites at Changunarayan, including its temples, provides a holy and peaceful feeling.

The journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, which takes approximately one hour. From there, you embark on a 4-hour uphill walk through the Shivapuri National Park, passing through ethnic settlements and lush forests.

The trail offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical activity. You will find yourself surrounded by the serene tranquility of the mountains, breathing in the fresh air as you trek through picturesque landscapes.

Throughout the trek, you can expect encounters with friendly locals, who will welcome you with open arms and share their stories and traditions. This cultural exchange will leave a lasting impact and provide a deeper understanding of the region.

As you ascend to Chisapani and Nagarkot, each step brings you closer to the breathtaking vistas that unfold before your eyes. The stunning mountain panoramas and the simplicity of rural life create a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking is an ideal choice for those seeking a short but rewarding trekking experience near Kathmandu. It offers a refreshing escape from the city and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, the warmth of local communities, and the majesty of the Himalayas.

Culture of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

Trekkers may expect a varied cultural experience on the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, which passes through a variety of ethnic villages in the Kathmandu Valley. The journey begins in Sundarijal and travels through traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, offering tourists a glimpse into everyday life steeped in customs and agricultural methods. Recognized for their rich cultural legacy, the Tamang people frequently present their distinctive rituals, dances, and traditional dress. Trekkers can engage with villagers in Chisapani village, learning about their way of life and experiencing the warmth typical of these alpine settlements.

Trekkers come across additional mixed-ethnic settlements along the way to Nagarkot, including as groups of Brahmins, Chhetris, and Newar. Nagarkot is well-known for its vibrant cultural background in addition to its breathtaking morning views of the Himalayas. Intricate wood carvings, traditional buildings, and a plethora of festivals that honor the valley’s long history are the hallmarks of the Newar community in particular. Trekkers will gain a deeper understanding of Nepal’s unique ethnic tapestry and rural life as they progress over the trail thanks to the intriguing cultural mosaic created by the blending of various cultures, languages, and traditions.

Biodiversity Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek takes hikers through an abundance of different species. The journey begins at Sundarijal and climbs through the Shivapuri National Park’s thick forests, which are home to a diverse range of plants and animals. With their abundance of oak, rhododendron, and pine trees, these forests serve as home to a variety of deer species, langur monkeys, and the Himalayan black bear. More than 300 different bird species can be seen, such as the colorful Himalayan Monal and other pheasant and eagle species.

The landscape changes as the hike continues in the direction of Nagarkot, displaying terraced fields and more open spaces that sustain various natural systems. These farming areas support a variety of plant species as well as tiny fauna because they are dotted with areas of grassland and forest. The walk provides amazing views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges, which provide a stunning backdrop to the various natural habitats that are encountered during the journey. Nature lovers exploring the Kathmandu Valley region will find paradise in Nagarkot, where a plethora of floral plants and trees coexist with panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.

Climate of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers distinct experiences for hikers based on the season because of the varied climate throughout the year. The weather is usually moderate and ideal for hiking in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). Springtime brings pleasant weather, with daytime highs of 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) with many rhododendron and other flowering trees in the woodlands. The best time to go trekking is in the fall, when you’ll find clear skies, comfortable temperatures (between 10°C and 20°C; 50°F and 68°F) throughout the day, and great views of the surrounding mountains and scenery.

In contrast, there is a lot of rainfall during the summer monsoon season (June to August), which makes the routes difficult and slick. The monsoon can cause landslides and leeches in addition to obstructing mountain views with heavy clouds. This time of year is warmer, with typical highs of 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). The winter months of December through February are cooler, particularly in higher altitudes like Nagarkot. The temperature during the day can vary from 2°C to 10°C (36°F to 50°F), while the temperature at night can fall below freezing.

Accommodation in Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

On the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, lodging options vary from basic tea houses to comfier lodges, offering a range of choices to accommodate a range of tastes and price points. Trekkers usually stay in simple tea houses at Chisapani, which provide tidy but basic rooms with twin beds and common bathrooms. Trekkers can savor home-cooked meals at these quaint community dining tea rooms, which are frequently owned by local families. Typical foods served here include vegetable curries and dal bhat, a lentil soup served over rice. A personal touch is added to the stay by the owners’ warm hospitality, creating an unforgettable cultural experience.

The lodging options for hikers get increasingly varied as they approach Nagarkot and can range from luxurious hotels to more affordable lodges. Popular hill station Nagarkot offers a variety of accommodations to suit travelers looking for a little more comfort because of its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views across the Himalayas. Hot showers, separate bathrooms, and occasionally Wi-Fi are among the facilities that these lodges and hotels frequently offer. Nagarkot has a wider variety of dining establishments that serve both regional and foreign food. Whatever sort of lodging you choose, Nagarkot is a must-visit location for the walk because of its quiet surroundings and breathtaking views of the mountains.


While on the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, meals are usually served at the tea houses and lodges that dot the route. These establishments serve both foreign and authentic Nepali food. Trekkers frequently have hearty breakfasts of eggs, bread, porridge, and pancakes along with a selection of tea or coffee. Popular options for breakfast include Tibetan bread with honey and dal bhat, a traditional Nepali dish consisting of rice, lentil soup, and veggies. Dal bhat is usually offered as a staple dish for lunch and dinner, giving hikers a wholesome and satisfying meal. In addition, a wide range of Nepali specialties that suit all palates and dietary requirements are easily accessible, including momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and fried rice or noodles.

Trekkers have the chance to enjoy the friendly hospitality of the locals in Chisapani and Nagarkot, who take great delight in providing their visitors with healthful and delectable food, during the walk. Typically, fresh, locally obtained foods are used to cook these meals, such as dairy products from village farms and vegetables picked from surrounding fields. Since dining areas are frequently shared, hikers can interact with other explorers and exchange travel stories. All things considered, the meals offered during the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek not only offer nourishment for the walk but also a delicious gastronomic experience that heightens the trip’s cultural immersion.


Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. We provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the Chisapani Nagarkot region. Our guides will accompany you throughout the trek, ensuring your well-being and sharing their expertise about the local culture, flora, and fauna. They will make your trekking experience smooth, informative, and memorable.

Permits and Facilities for Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

As part of our service, we will take care of obtaining the necessary permits required for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek. This includes any required national park permits or entry fees. You can focus on enjoying the trek while we handle the paperwork and logistics.

Additionally, we provide certain facilities to make your journey more comfortable. These may include transportation from Kathmandu to the trek starting point and back, porter services to carry your heavy luggage, and necessary equipment rentals if needed. We ensure that you have everything you need for a safe and enjoyable trek.

At Touch the Himalayas, we strive to exceed your expectations and make your Chisapani Nagarkot Trek a truly remarkable experience. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring your safety and satisfaction throughout the journey.

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Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Max. Altitude: 2,300m Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,175 m Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3000 m Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure


Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek [ 2 Reviews ]

Perfect 3-Day Trek For Limited-Time Trekkers!

August 9, 2019

Perfect 3-Day Trek For Limited-Time Trekkers!

I joined Guide Pratap along with 2 of my friends for a perfect 3 day trek to Chisipani and Nagarkot. We were staying in Kathmandu for work/research and thus were unsure if we'd be able to find the time for a trek. Madan was incredibly helpful in creating options for us that would fit our very limited free-time. This circuit is a great trip for those who have limited time in the area, the views are amazing!! The trip was very organized and painless: the car-pickup, food, and overnight accommodations were all wonderful. Pratap was extremely skilled and knowledgeable, he made the whole experience very enjoyable!!

Date of experience: July 2019


Best Trek in Nepal

August 19, 2015

Best Trekking in Nepal

I have done two treks with this company in the past year and both were 100% amazing. I highly recommend this company to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal whether it's your first time or you are skilled! Raj was my guide, he is one of the owners, and he is incredible at what he does. He knows everything like he palm of his hand and speaks great English. The price was very reasonable and he service was impeccable. Enjoy!

Date of experience: March 2014


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